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October 19, 2008 | Emili Vesilind, Times Staff Writer
Gliding across the stage, crooning "come closer" over a driving beat, he manhandles the microphone stand like a modern-day James Brown. Only without the polyester jumpsuit. Ne-Yo, the R&B triple-threat singer, performer and songwriter, is rocking a steel gray Tom Ford sharkskin suit, a silver tie cinched with a tie bar -- and his trademark fedora. His retro style -- or "swag" as he calls it -- informs every element of the performance. Flanked by four female dancers, he sings in front of an old-school band with a full horn section.
November 6, 1990
Diane M. Wootton Assistant principal, Ventura High School Yes, they are, of course, necessary because of how our population now dresses. We feel that some of the outfits are not appropriate for school. They disrupt the classroom instruction. We sometimes have students who don't wear enough clothing--it's too brief, exposing certain parts of the body, and it's distracting. Our written policy is that dress, grooming or accessories "considered unsafe, dangerous or a health hazard, containing offensive or obscene symbols, signs or slogans degrading to any cultural, religious or ethnic values, containing language or symbols oriented towards sex, drugs, violence, alcohol or tobacco are not allowed on campus or at any school-sponsored events."
March 24, 2005 | Gayle Pollard-Terry, Times Staff Writer
Crowns. They wear crowns. Big, beautiful elaborate hats bejeweled with imported crystals that dance in the sunlight streaming through stained glass windows. Fancy creations abloom with iridescent plumes, oversized roses and sweet violets, perfect for pulpit or pew. Elegant chapeaux trimmed with fur, Belgian lace or flat-back pearls that stand out nonpareil in church.
Commercial plumber Dave Fortney couldn't stand the dingy ring-around-the-brim his baseball caps would develop after a hard day's work or an outing on his boat, but he also hated the way the caps came out of the laundry limp and battered. When one of his favorite caps came out especially mangled, he decided enough was enough.
October 3, 2010 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Although they're huddled close, the tens of thousands of cattle are remarkably quiet. The cowboys traversing the blocks-long boardwalk above hear only the occasional bellow below. In familiar hats, jeans and boots, the men ? and some women ? make their way toward the bustling auction arena. Some come to the Oklahoma National Stock Yards just to watch the bustle of cattle, but most come, checkbook in hand, to bid and to buy. This has been going on in Oklahoma City for 100 years, since cattlemen began bringing their critters to market here.
November 3, 1989 | JOANNA DENDEL
Hats by Ahadi: 733 N. La Brea Ave; 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment, (213) 965-0639. Ahadi's hats follow fashion trends. This season he trims them with tassels and crusader crosses. Prices: $45-$300. The Hat Gallery: 5632 Melrose Ave.; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, (213) 463-3163. Elizabeth Marcel's hats have turn-of-the-century crowns and distinctive antique trims. Prices: $175-$250. Imolden Grey: 2409 Main St., Santa Monica; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
January 11, 2013 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - They were known simply as the San Francisco Twins. At 5-foot-1 and about 100 pounds apiece, the fashion enthusiasts were an integral part of the city fabric for four decades. With matching furs, hats and high-end purses, they completed each other's sentences, posed for countless tourist snapshots and modeled for the likes of Reebok, Joe Boxer and IBM. Now one is gone. Vivian Brown, 85, who had Alzheimer's, died in her sleep Wednesday, leaving behind Marian, who was eight minutes younger.
If you think men's hats begin and end with baseball caps, think again. In the clubsand on the street, pork-pie beanies, berets, jester's hats and "Cat in the Hat" hats are edging out the ubiquitous logo-stitched baseball cap. Rave-goers are partial to the "Sleepy Soul," a foot-long knit cap with a shoestring in place of a tassel sold at a new street-fashion shop called 555 Soul. At Stussy Union, fur golf caps, two-tone beanies and the shop's own "Dr. Stuss" striped knit ski caps are bestsellers.
October 20, 1985
If you haven't read Iacocca's word from the executive suite in The Times, it behooves you to go out and buy a copy--right now, to learn what we can do to get our senators and congressmen to put on their "American" hats instead of their other assortment of hats. ANNETTE CAVENDER Arcadia
September 13, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- Runway ole! Ralph Lauren tapped into the feeling of exoticism that has swept through several of the collections here this week, showing his Latin American-themed spring-summer line on Thursday, the final day of New York Fashion Week. The look: Luxe folk with Spanish and Latin American influences. Suede jackets and jodphurs with tooled leather details inspired by toreador costumes. Romantic poet blouses and crisp white broad cloth wrap shirts. Serape stripe shawls and slouchy hobo bags.
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